Born: Las Vegas, NV
Joined the Missionaries (Year): 1995
What drew you to the Missionaries of the Precious Blood?
I loved the community focus on the Precious Blood. As a former Baptist, I had a devotional love for the Precious Blood of Jesus. In addition, I liked its history of preaching missions, retreats, and working in hospitals and parishes.
What is your current assignment?
I serve as a parochial vicar in Dayton, Ohio at Precious Blood, St. Rita and St. Paul parishes.
What is the most challenging aspect of your assignment?
Being a missionary means openness and flexibility. I’m finding as I get older I need to work on being more open to change.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your assignment?
Preaching and teaching Bible. Spiritual direction.
What did you do before joining the Missionaries?
I worked in retail at K-mart for ten years.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Reading, walking, cooking, watching movies, visiting museums and bookstores and seeing nature and antiques.
Aside from St. Gaspar, what are some of your favorite Saints?
Mother Theodore Guerin, St. Therese of Lisuex, St. John 23rd.
What is your favorite prayer?
The Serenity Prayer. It’s my favorite go to prayer in any situation.
What is your favorite:
Book: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Movie: The James Bond Franchise
Holiday: Christmas as I get older I love that God became human in Jesus.
TV Show: The Greatest American Hero
How much money would you earn on Jeopardy?
Probably $3,000.00 dollars. Second place.
Would you rather go skydiving or snorkeling?
If health permitted, skydiving.